Clinical oncology undergraduate day

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) annually holds a free whole day meeting for undergraduates. This meeting is  useful for undergraduates with an interest in oncology and undergraduates who might be on the fence, but are nevertheless curious about the specialty. The meeting is great opportunity to network and get to know your peers, potential trainers and colleagues: There are talks from trainees and leading consultants in the field of oncology. If you wonder whether a career in oncology could be rewarding, the previous meeting programmes feauture talks from a patient’s perspective of their "journey through treatment" Thanks you to Catriona Macphee who shared her story with the undergraduates at the 2019 undergraduate oncology meeting. A full programme for the day is available below. Details about the 2020 meeting will be published in due course. 

Session Speakers


Dr Seamus McAleer, Chair of the Undergraduate Oncology Steering Group 
A day in the life of a clinical oncologist Dr Alison Stille
Training in clinical oncology Dr Lakshmi  Harihar
Journey through radiotherapy 

Dr Sarah Needleman 

Dr Elizabeth Halliday


The role of Artificial Intelligence in oncology Dr James Wang
CO vs MO debate: To medical oncology or to clinical oncology? That is the question

Dr Aidan Cole

Dr Ursula McGovern 

Awards presentation: Winners of The RCRs' 2019 undergraduate oncology prizes and awards 


Edinburgh EAR Congress Research Prize

Education, Innovation and Excellence Prize

Oncology Society of the Year Award

Thomas Lewis

Dr Samantha Cox

Cambridge University  OncSoc


Q&A Session



  • An opportunity to network with your peers
  • Listen to talks from oncology trainees and consultants
  • Enhance your CV by evidencing commitment to the oncology specialty
  • Receive an attendance certificate 
  • Get inforamtion about the undergraduate awards and prizes for 2020
  • Find out how you can get involved with The RCR 
  • Free travel and lunch provided

If you have any questions please contact 

2018 Undergraduate Oncology Meeting

On the 18 May 2018 the RCR welcomed over 60 delegates to the first ever Undergraduate Oncology Meeting. The free meeting was organised for undergraduates with an interest in oncology, and trainees and consultants who are undergraduate leads, or involved in undergraduate oncology teaching. There were seperate sessions for the students and educators and a joint session in the afternoon. The day ended with an awards presentation to the winners of the undegraduate awards and prizes.